In the Dec. 21 issue, Mr. Smarty Pants wrote that the longest path one could walk in a straight line without hitting a lake, sea, or ocean begins by heading eastward from near Shanghai, ending on the Atlantic coast in Liberia. For those planning to make the trek, please note that this should have said "west" instead, because heading east takes you directly into the South China Sea. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
A story in the Nov. 9 issue inaccurately described Travis County as containing parts of six congressional districts. In fact, there are five (TX-10, 17, 21, 25, 35), with TX-31 comprising Williamson and most of Bell County, and partly within Austin city limits. Apologies to the voters of Williamson County. (The story has been corrected online.)
Last week's News story "Kane Disabled," about ATCEMS Commander Mikel Kane, incorrectly reported that Kane said, "Nice rack," to a female medic. In fact, it was said to a male medic, and a female medic who overheard the comment reported it to city of Austin HR.
Last week's News story "Glenn Scott Fought for Her Life, and Yours," about the life of Austin Democratic Socialists of America founding member Glenn Scott, incorrectly identified Louis Malfaro as the former president of Texas American Federation of Teachers. In fact, he is still president of that organization.
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An editing oversight lopped the last 14 words off the print version of last week's "Point Austin" column. The article ran in full online.
"The Prize Fight," May 4's News feature about the run-off for House District 46, incorrectly identified Chito Vela as a former staffer for U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz. In fact he worked for state Rep. Solomon Ortiz Jr.
Last week's News story "Feds Move Closer to Removing Vireo From Endangered Species List" incorrectly identified one of the organizations that said it would support removing the black-capped vireo from the endangered species list as the Environmental Working Group. In fact, it was the Environmental Defense Fund.
In "Point Austin: Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" (April 6), Gov. Greg Abbott's local property tax cap proposal was reported as 2%; it is correctly 2.5%.
In the March 30 report on mayoral candidate Laura Morrison's kickoff event ("Laura Morrison Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign"), we wrote in error that she said there should be consideration of economic incentives for Amazon (for its potential second headquarters). In fact, Morrison said there should be "no consideration" of such incentives.
Last week's story "The Border Patrol Myth" incorrectly identified the cause of death for Isaac Moraless. He was stabbed, not shot.
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